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Ryan Dempsey joins CORGI Technical Services

CORGI Technical Services are delighted to welcome Ryan Dempsey MIET to our growing team as Director of Electrical Safety. Ryan has a wealth of experience in the electrical industry. He started off his career in the Royal Navy and eventually went on to work for Leeds City Council as their Electrical Services Manager for 5 […]

Ian May, AGSM member, honoured with BEM

Ian May, member of the Association of Gas Safety Managers (AGSM) has been rewarded for “services to Higher Education and the community in Reading” and presented with a British Empire Medal (BEM) during the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Ian has been a member of the AGSM since 2012 and has worked tirelessly as Head of Building […]

Conference Programme announced for Gas Safety Management Conference 2015

16/2/15 The Programme of speakers and topics for the Gas Safety Management Conference 2015 has been announced! With a line up of top industry experts, politicians, senior housing management and gas managers, the Conference brings together an exciting and thought leading programme of presentations and discussions. Read more details about the topics HERE> Read more […]

Gas Access Campaign gives people chance to send message direct to Westminster

23/10/14 SUPPORTERS of a campaign aimed at making it easier for housing providers to protect their tenants are being urged to make their voices heard in the corridors of power. The Gas Access campaign has set up an on-line petition which will make it easier for social landlords, their tenants and other interested groups to […]

AGSM becomes partner of The Energy Management Exhibition

The Association of Gas Safety Managers has become a partner to The Energy Management Exhibition. Taking place at ExCel in London on 19-20 November 2014, the Exhibition it is THE event for everyone responsible for reducing their organisation’s energy consumption Over the next few years energy bills will begin to exceed even rent bills. This […]

As a number of housing associations are placed on watchlists for breaching gas safety rules, Heather Spurr investigates how big a problem it is for providers

It’s a wake-up call to all of us,’ says David Montague, chief executive of 70,000-home L&Q. ‘I can guarantee every association is talking about gas safety right now.’ Mr Montague is discussing the regulatory problems some housing associations have encountered in recent months, due to the way they are monitoring gas safety in their housing […]

Landlord exposed ‘substantial’ number of tenants to gas safety risk

A 60,000-home landlord failed to carry out a ‘signficant number’ of gas safety checks exposing tenants to potential harm, the Homes and Communities Agency said.   In a regulatory notice today the HCA said Guinness Partnership has failed to meet its home standard and breached the ‘serious detriment’ threshold for intervention on consumer complaints.The regulator […]

Speaker programme announced for Gas Safety Management Conference 2014

Details about some of the speakers for the Gas Safety Management Conference 2014 have been announced and will include: Barry Sheerman MP – Keynote speaker Martin Orrill, Head of Energy Technology and Innovation at British Gas Services speaking on “Social Housing – a vision of the home of the future” “Courtroom scenario – when things […]

A London landlord has been jailed for endangering his tenants after he illegally installed a boiler that he then repeatedly tried to fix after it developed a leak.

Harpal Singh, 53, attempted to repair his faulty handiwork at the Tottenham Hale property on three occasions before a concerned tenant phoned National Grid for help. A qualified technician then immediately disconnected the gas supply. A subsequent investigation revealed six faults with his installation, and clear evidence that he had failed to appoint a Gas Safe […]

Baxi issues Safety Alert for Potterton Powermax HE boilers

A Safety Alert has been issued by Baxi, in conjunction with Gas Safe, in response to a very small risk associated with Potterton Powermax HE boilers manufactured between 2001 and November 18 2005. Potterton Powermax HE boilers produced during this time were manufactured with an aluminium flue/condensate connector. Baxi’s continuous improvement programme has highlighted that, […]